Archived News for Engineering Professionals - July, 2016
The Australian Army is looking for millions of dollars worth of tiny flying robots.
Council responds to SA power claims
The Climate Council has responded to criticism of South Australia’s renewable energy network.
Quantum security steps ahead
Not even world leaders can protect themselves from cyber-attacks these days, but quantum computing could help.
Mining money makes friendly links
A new report uses six key mining projects to show the cosy and secretive relationships between political parties and the mining industry.
Sims slams wonky privatisations
ACCC chief Rod Sims has unleashed on the damaging effects of privatisation and deregulation.
Friendlier fracking on the way
Industrial researchers at CRCMining say they have come up with a safer alternative than gas fracking.
Waste dump planner slammed
Environmentalists have questioned the independence of a key figure in SA’s nuclear waste dump plan.
Musk's trucks to mark new age
The future could run on electric autonomous trucks, according to Elon Musk.
Small business switches assessed
Labor’s shadow ministry is keeping small businees as a high priority.
Sun-power circumnavigation success
Solar Impulse has landed in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first aircraft to travel around the world without expending a drop of fuel.
SA solar plan could expand
South Australia might lose its title as the state with the most expensive electricity.
Second satellite to take flight soon
NBN says it will launch a second satellite for rural and regional internet access in October.
Unions rail on coal workers' cut
Unions say a scary precedent has been set by a FWC ruling involving Collie's Griffin Coal Mine workers.
Little remains from gas implosion
Governments have almost nothing to show from $200 billion worth of gas investment...
Skills Minister pledges no TAFEs to close
Cyborg slugs could search sea
Researchers have combined muscles from a sea slug with a 3D-printed body to create a new ‘biohybrid’ robot.
Rio digs into iron glut
Rio Tinto is increasing production to take full advantage of a small bounce back in iron ore prices.
Big building plan could expand
A $1.7 billion Indigenous housing program has just wrapped up, and could now be repeated.
Call for report on Airservices sacking
Big concerns have been raised with the planned sacking of up to 600 Airservices staff.
Innovation expected in renewed era
Some of Australia’s top minds want the new Turnbull cabinet to maintain its focus.